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Shocking Auto Accident Statistics

Christina Houghton6 years ago

At Thomas J. Henry, we understand how important it is to stay safe while on the road. These statistics remind us of how important it is to remain alert and focused this season.

  • In 2008 there were an estimated 10,111,000 vehicles involved in police-reported crashes, 94 percent (9,538,000) of which were passenger vehicles.
  • There were 50,430 vehicles involved in fatal crashes, of which 78 percent (39,448) were passenger vehicles.
  • More than 25,000 passenger vehicle occupants lost their lives in traffic crashes in 2008, and an estimated 2.35 million were injured.
  • For these passenger vehicle occupant fatalities occurring in rural areas, 56 percent were unrestrained, compared to 52 percent in urban areas. Over two-thirds (68%) of rural pickup truck occupants killed were unrestrained—the highest percentage of any passenger vehicle occupants killed among both rural and urban areas.
  • 20 percent of injury crashes in 2009 involved reports of distracted driving.
  • Of those killed in distracted-driving-related crashes, 995 involved reports of a cell phone as a distraction (18% of fatalities in distraction-related crashes).

Contact An Experienced Auto Accident Attorney

Because of the serious consequences of car accidents, a law firm experienced in these matters is crucial in order to preserve your rights. Thomas J. Henry have a proven track record of success in handling car accident cases and fighting for what injured victims deserve. Contact us 24/7, nights and weekends for immediate assistance.


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